How you can help Mindy fight back to survive!


My wife Mindy Surell is down to 71 pounds. Her major organs and entire digestive tract are under attack from a complex of autoimmune disorders, making it nearly impossible for her to get the nutrition she requires to fight the diseases, let alone heal. Her teeth are now falling out due to malnutrition making even eating a painful ordeal. The inability of her immune system to fight off any invading bacteria or virus puts Mindy in an extraordinarily compromised position in the midst of the current Covid-19 pandemic. Even visiting a dentist to treat her failing teeth could prove fatal. Quite literally a prisoner in her own house, just Mindy’s basic medical care is difficult and extremely expensive as nurses and lab personnel must come to our house to treat her. Visiting a distant lab or clinic means traveling by RV to protect her from a deadly Covid infection.

Her illnesses began four or so years ago, likely from an undiagnosed Lyme infection. For several years she visited numerous physicians and clinics in Florida, including some of the most famous. None was able to diagnose her properly, and some of the treatments they prescribed actually made her worse. As month by month her health deteriorated, she ultimately had to quit her finance industry job, which lead to losing her health insurance. Luckily, my job as a restaurant chef provided her with the health coverage she desperately needed but Covid struck and then I, too, was out of work. We are now not only without insurance but without income also in danger of losing our home.

Recently, Mindy was diagnosed with the rare but debilitating Sjrogen’s Syndrome, the same condition that sidelined the famous tennis star Venus Williams at the height of her career. Recent tests have also indicated a plethora of other diseases and conditions. (A list of links to the various ailments Mindy suffers from is located at the end of this section). A wonderful expert in complex autoimmune illness, wants us to come for an extended clinic stay in Virginia to provide continuous diagnosis and treatment. Renting an RV and covering Mindy’s treatment and lab costs (even with the doctor offering to cut treatment billing to a minimum) will require far more money than we have. This is our most pressing need, to put Mindy squarely back on the path to recovery so we can both return to work and resume a normal life. You can help with a donation, and by sharing Mindy’s story.

I dream that my wife and partner can follow this path to recovery. I want my vibrant, witty, caring and loving Mindy back. I want her to travel and dance again, and to wake up each morning as she used to with a smile on her face ready to embrace the simple joys and challenges of everyday life.                                                  

Mindy is truly a worthy cause, a person who continues to fight minute by minute for her life under crushing circumstances. Even if you can’t afford a donation, please share Mindy’s story with kindred souls who can sympathize with Mindy’s plight and appreciate her enormous pluck in the face of overwhelming odds.

Armed with her own horrible experience and the knowledge she is not alone in her struggle, one of the dreams that keeps Mindy fighting is to fully recover and parlay your support into a foundation that will offer autoimmune education and financial support to others suffering as she is today. 

Mindy is a truly remarkable person whose faith and courage in the face of unimaginable pain fills me with an endless appreciation for the power and goodness of the human spirit.


Other options to donate are: 
Paypal: [email redacted] 
Venmo: Mindy Surell @ Mindy-Surell

"If you have a compassionate bone in your body, please donate to my former sister-in-law’s gofundme page.  She could really use your help.  No insurance and too sick to work, she needs funding to get her to an autoimmune specialist in Virginia." - Gwen

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New Testimonials

Mindy‘s house was my comfort zone growing up in a wealthy suburb as a lone little brown girl. Mindy and I were fast friends, holding hands walking to and from school. How I missed my Mindy our friendship when my family moved to another town! We recently reconnected, both well acquainted with suffering. Our time is spent talking, praying, hoping. I’m watching my dear friend suffer from the ravages of her multiple illnesses. It is an honor to be a haven to my friend who was that for me when I felt alone.
Diana Beach Batarseh 11/2020
I met Mindy Surell thirty years ago. We became the best of friends and Mindy was always welcomed in the family home as everyone enjoyed her company and sense of humor.  Sadly, Mindy had been mauled in the face by a dog and lost her home and pretty much everything - but lived through this tragic attack and worked tirelessly to carve out a new life and career. We always had so much fun and Mindy was so friendly with a generous, loving, and happy spirit.
Mindy has blessed me and my sister and brother with her wisdom, love and resources whenever we needed help and advice.  
When I visited Mindy after she fell ill I was shocked to see my friend a shell of her former self.  Her weight loss scares me as she has always been into a fitness/healthy lifestyle and strong for a petite gal. 
Mindy continues to fight for her life with each new health challenge she faces.  I admire her strength and hope.  She has great faith in God and mankind that she will heal from the diseases that have invaded her body. Mindy is a warrior, and with our help she will get well to enjoy simple things that most of us take for granted.  I am a better person because of Mindy and I believe that along with her many friends both old and new we can make her better, as well!
Cheryl McPherson  11/2020

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Mindy Surell 
Daytona Beach, FL
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